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  1. C.J. Wilson to visit the Marlins in Miami after Thanksgiving

    Nov 22, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson faces the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st inning of Game 1 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in St. Louis

    C.J. Wilson dined last night with Angels manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto, and Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the free agent left-hander’s next meeting with come with the Marlins after Thanksgiving. According to Spencer the two sides initially spoke at the general manager meetings in Milwaukee last week and…

  2. Man arrested for breaking into White Sox GM’s house drank his beer and wore his World Series ring

    Nov 22, 2011, 10:47 AM EST

    Ken Williams

    OK, so this might be taking the whole “GM for a day” thing a little too far. Paula Faris of NBC Chicago reports that a man was arrested yesterday for allegedly breaking into White Sox general manager Ken Williams’ home after “police found him wearing Williams’ clothes and the GM’s 2005 World Series ring.” But…

  3. The Marlins “flatly rejected” the Athletics’ demands for Gio Gonzalez

    Nov 22, 2011, 10:35 AM EST

    Gio Gonzalez

    Yesterday we talked about the Marlins’ interest in trading for Gio Gonzalez.  Later in the day Matthew broke down the possible players Oakland might ask for in return. Chief among them: Logan Morrison. Today Clark Spencer reports that, yes, Logan Morrison was a requested player. As was Mike Stanton, but really, that was never going…

  4. International scouting director Craig Shipley leaves Red Sox

    Nov 22, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

    red sox logo

    General manager Ben Cherington announced yesterday that the Red Sox and international scouting director Craig Shipley are parting ways after the former big leaguer spent nine years in the organization. Last February the Red Sox promoted Shipley to senior vice president of player personnel and international scouting and at various points during his time with…

  5. Must-click link: Breaking down Juan Gonzalez’s Hall of Fame brochure

    Nov 22, 2011, 9:45 AM EST

    Juan Gonzalez

    The other day I was minding my own business when Sam Miller of the Orange County Register and Baseball Prospectus Im’d me and asked me if I knew Juan Gonzalez’s nickname. I said “sure, Juan Gone.”  He said “know any others?”  I said “no, should I?”  He said “thanks.”  I probably should have known Sam was…

  6. The guy who left Verlander off his MVP ballot admits he ignored the voting standards

    Nov 22, 2011, 8:57 AM EST

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers - Game 3

    Remember that time you went to work and your boss was all like “you can’t do such and such because it’s expressly against company rules and actually undermines the policies we’ve established” and then you said “screw that, I’ma do what I’ma do” and then nothing happened to you.  Jim Ingrahm of the News-Herald never…

  7. Great moments in ringing endorsements: Bobby Valentine edition

    Nov 22, 2011, 6:21 AM EST

    Bobby Valentine

    The central dynamic in the Bobby Valentine/Red Sox thing is that ownership wants him and is going to get him and GM Ben Cherington has to get cool with that.  To that end, Valentine interviewed with Cherington yesterday.  The New York Times has a story about it. My favorite part: Cherington was said in some news…

  8. Ryne Sandberg will return as Phillies’ Triple-A manager

    Nov 21, 2011, 10:03 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training Workout Session

    In an expected move, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com confirms that Ryne Sandberg will remain with the Phillies as manager of their Triple-A affiliate in Lehigh Valley. It was made official when the Phillies announced their player development staff earlier today. Sandberg has been passed over for big-league manager gigs in back-to-back offseasons. While he interviewed…

  9. UPDATE: Orioles agree to contract with Korean reliever Tae-Hyon Chong

    Nov 21, 2011, 9:30 PM EST

    Orioles cap

    UPDATE: According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, the Orioles and Tae-Hyon Chong have agreed to a contract. Details to come. 6:20 PM: The Orioles are believed to be close to signing 33-year-old right-hander Tae-Hyon Chong, who would be the first player to jump directly from the Korean League to the majors. MyKBO.net believes it will be…

  10. C.J. Wilson to dine with Angels manager Mike Scioscia and GM Jerry Dipoto tonight

    Nov 21, 2011, 9:00 PM EST

    C.J. Wilson Getty

    In a meeting that was first reported last week, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times hears that C.J. Wilson will dine with Angels manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto tonight in Los Angeles. Dipoto had a three-hour dinner with Wilson’s agent, Bob Garber, last Monday at the general managers’ meetings in Milwaukee, after…

  11. UPDATE: Rangers ink Joe Nathan to two-year contract, moving Neftali Feliz to rotation

    Nov 21, 2011, 8:24 PM EST

    Joe Nathan

    UPDATE II: Via Jeff Wilson, Nathan will earn $7 million in 2012 and 2013 while the contract includes a $9 million club option for 2014 or a $500,000 buyout. UPDATE: Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Nathan is guaranteed $14.5 million over the length of the contract, including the buyout for the…

  12. Mets, Dodgers and Braves among “half-dozen teams” interested in Jack Wilson

    Nov 21, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v St. Louis Cardinals

    Jack Wilson is coming off back-to-back terrible years, but that hasn’t expressed multiple teams from expressing interest. According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets, Dodgers and Braves are among the “half-dozen teams” who have checked in on the veteran infielder. Wilson, who turns 34 next month, batted .249/.283/.295 with zero homers, 11 RBI and…

  13. Red Sox narrow managerial pursuit: Alomar out, Lamont to get another interview

    Nov 21, 2011, 6:35 PM EST

    Gene Lamont, Ben Cherington

    The Red Sox let it be known early this evening that Sandy Alomar Jr. was out of the running for their vacant managerial gig but that Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont would get a second interview for the job. Along with Lamont, Bobby Valentine and Torey Lovullo remains candidates for the Red Sox. ESPN Boston’s Gordon…

  14. Evan Grant on his first-place MVP vote for Michael Young

    Nov 21, 2011, 5:47 PM EST

    Michael Young moments before providing Ian Kinsler with valuable guidance on nose-picking technique

    It should come as no surprise that the lone first-place vote for Michael Young in the AL MVP balloting was cast by a Rangers writer. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News provided a long explanation for his reasoning (or lack thereof). Mostly, it reads like a man trying to convince himself that his hometown…

  15. Rockies “always planned” to keep Ian Stewart for 2012

    Nov 21, 2011, 4:46 PM EST

    ian stewart getty

    By trading Ty Wigginton last night the Rockies seemingly increased their odds of keeping Ian Stewart around for 2012, but general manager Dan O’Dowd told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com that they “always planned on tendering” Stewart a contract. Stewart spent much of this season at Triple-A despite being a 27-year-old with 1,400 career plate appearances…

  16. Can we now retroactively give Pedro Martinez his MVP award?

    Nov 21, 2011, 4:10 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox

    Justin Verlander‘s deserved MVP nod on Monday ended an 18-year drought in which only position players had been awarded the game’s ultimate single-season honor. No pitcher had won an MVP award since A’s closer Dennis Eckersley in 1992. No starter had won since Boston’s Roger Clemens in 1986. Now that the BBWAA is again showing a willingness…

  17. News conference tomorrow to announce the new collective bargaining agreement

    Nov 21, 2011, 3:44 PM EST

    Selig and Weiner

    The owners and the MLBPA are going to reach a memorandum of understanding on the new five-year collective bargaining agreement today, and they’ve announced that there will be a news conference tomorrow afternoon to make the new labor deal public. We know most of the larger components already: blood testing for human growth hormone, an increase…

  18. Rangers interested in bringing back Frank Francisco

    Nov 21, 2011, 2:44 PM EST

    frank-francisco-blue-jays-spring

    If the Rangers move Neftali Feliz into the rotation they could simply turn closing duties over to Mike Adams, but T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com writes that another possibility is reuniting with Frank Francisco. Last offseason the Rangers traded Francisco to the Blue Jays for Mike Napoli, which worked out pretty damn well for Texas. According…

  19. Justin Verlander wins the AL MVP Award

    Nov 21, 2011, 2:14 PM EST

    Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers - Game Five

    You can stuff your “pitchers can’t win the MVP Award” nonsense in a sack, mister, because Justin Verlander just won the 2011 MVP Award. Verlander — the first starting pitcher in 25 years to be named MVP — got 13 of 28 first place votes.  He only got 27 of a possible 28 overall votes,…

  20. Nationals visiting “top free agent choice” Mark Buehrle at his home in St. Louis

    Nov 21, 2011, 1:18 PM EST

    Mark Buehrle

    Mark Buehrle is rumored to be fielding offers from nearly half the teams in baseball and the Nationals are pulling out all the stops, with Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reporting that they’ve made Buehrle “their top free agent choice” and are visiting the left-hander at his home in St. Louis today. According to…

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